Rebecca Ryan

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Rebecca Ryan
Born (1991-04-27) 27 April 1991 (age 23)
Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present

Rebecca Ryan (born 27 April 1991) is an English actress from Manchester. She is best known as Debbie Gallagher in the Channel 4 series Shameless, and as Vicki MacDonald in the BBC show Waterloo Road.


Ryan has appeared in various television series, including State of Play, in which she played opposite her brother Charlie Ryan, Holby City and the CBBC show, Stupid!. In February 2006, she appeared in Emmerdale playing Bob Hope's daughter, Carly Hope. In 2007, she played the title character in the award-winning radio play Abigail Adams. She made her stage debut in Scarborough by Fiona Evans at London's Royal Court Theatre in 2008.

She also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother 2009 as part of a task and in a May 2009 episode of Casualty. From 2009 to 2011, she appeared as pupil Vicki MacDonald in BBC drama series, Waterloo Road alongside Linzey Cocker, who plays Jess Fisher. In January 2010, she played the part of Ellie McCall in a special five-part storyline in BBC daytime soap Doctors.

In February 2011, Ryan appeared in Let's Dance for Comic Relief with fellow Waterloo Road star, Philip Martin Brown, who plays the role of a teacher in the show. They danced to "It's Like That" by Run–D.M.C. and Jason Nevins. In May 2011, she played Maeve Summers in an episode of Casualty.

In May 2014, Rebecca toured in the production of A Taste of Honey (Derby Theatre) and is to star in an upcoming production of Solace of the Road (Derby Theatre) in February 2015.[citation needed]

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